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October 08, 2018
Some time ago Sybrand and I decided on new curtains for 2 rooms in our house. He could choose the colors for the study and I could choose the colors for the master bedroom. I was very happy to choose a rustic brown color and Sybrand choose "light blue". I suggested "sapphire blue" but he stuck to "light blue". (I am sure it was sapphire blue though). In the end we were very happy with each others color choices and there was no (further) argument. lol
However that got me thinking about the different way men and woman see colors. It seems that I am definitely not the only one with this question - Do men and woman see the same colors? I came across an article When it Comes to Color, Men & Women Aren't Seeing Eye to Eye that discussed this topic in detail.
Have a look at the photo at the top of this Blog. It is part of one of my color charts of embroidery thread in the office. There are multiple shades of colors that enable me to choose just the right shade for a project. And being a meticulous person I would like to know the name (or at least the color number) of each shade. Just reading the descriptive name of these colors makes the selection of the "right" color feel like a journey into an exotic land.
BLUE becomes Cambridge Blue, Capri, Caribbean amber, Carolina blue, Cerulean, Cobalt blue and Columbia blue. BROWN becomes carob, walnut, chocolate (love this one), caramel, cinnamon, mocha, pecan, rustic and cedar. Yip, feels like that exotic trip.
The article actually provides a lovely scientific answer to this question. BUT once all is said and done, it is not the little things in life that we disagree on but the many interesting ways to see things through the eyes of others.
Vive la différence!!
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December 04, 2018
I have wonderful memories of the family making jam when the peach season was at its height. We had many Yellow Cling Peach trees in our garden and they would yield buckets full of delicious peaches. And this is where my trip down memory lane begins.
On a specific day the family would pick these bucket fulls of peaches and take them to the veranda. There we sorted the peaches for jam or to be laid into Mason jars. The peaches for jam had to be peeled and sliced. Then it was off to the pots to boil for hours.
November 29, 2018
We all face hard times at one stage or another in our lives. And it is very difficult to be positive when you are negative. So why not create a "Gratitude Journal" to help you change negativity into a positive attitude when you need it most? A gratitude journal is a diary of things for which one is grateful. Gratitude journals are used by individuals who wish to focus their attention on the positive things in their lives.
November 16, 2018
Sybrand and I recently took a road trip to visit our parents. We stay about 12 hours drive from Sybrand's folks and about 12 hours drive from my folks. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all again. It is true that family members can stay in contact via email, social media but if possible, having a cup of coffee together, having a meal together and sharing good old memories are simply the best way to stay in contact. Ask us, we experienced it.
We must been having a good time when most of our sentences started with "... and do you also remember ..." Good old memory lane. We experienced first hand the wonderful benefits of visiting our parents.